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Discussion On Curbing Panhandlers Gets Curbed in Joplin Video included

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 The City of Joplin is looking to curb peddlers and solicitors at major intersections throughout the city.
     Something that was discussed during tonight's city council meeting.
     Just not for long.     
     The issue is pretty straight forward -- public safety.

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Joplin Puppy Healing after Frostbite Tragedy Video included

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Meet Defender. He's one heck of a fighter, and even though he just lost a leg to frost bite, that isn't keeping his spirits down.

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Emergency Officials: Joplin House Fire Appears To Have Been Set By Homeless Trying To Keep Warm Video included

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Two years ago, fires in vacant houses caused by the homeless accounted for 20 percent of the total fires that year.

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Winter Driving Tips and What to Stock in Vehicle to Survive Getting Stuck

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It is best to stay off the roads when they are icy. But for those who must drive,  AAA has these tips for doing so safely and what to stock in your vehicle. 

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Baxter Springs Man Dies in Fire

Baxter Springs Man Dies in Fire

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A Baxter Springs man is found inside a burned home.  According to Baxter Springs Fire Department crews were called Monday night at approximately 10:08pm. Baxter Springs Fire, Police and EMS were dispatched to a report of a large unknown type fire in the area of 10th and Wyandotte. Fire crews arrived on scene at 505 1/2 W 9th in Baxter Springs to find a mobile home fully involved with fire. There was a vehicle next to the residence and a boat and trailer at the rear that w... More>>

Playin' in the Snow

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If you thought Monday's cold weather meant kids spent all day indoors playing video games, think again! 

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KDOT Concerns During the Extreme Cold

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In Southeast Kansas, KDOT crews have been working on roads since Sunday morning. But KDOT Area Superintendent Wayne Nelson says, the extreme cold temperatures expected Monday night and Tuesday morning, are creating new problems.

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Joplin Police Department Declares Emergency Road Conditions

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The Joplin Police Department has activated its emergency road conditions policy. The department warns all residents to go out only if it's absolutely necessary. If you're involved with an accident exchange insurance information. Officers will respond to accidents involving injuries or a driver leaving the scene without exchanging information. If you get into a non-injury and you would still like a report filed, you can come to the police station when road conditions improve. More>>

Joplin Police Hope Motorists Continue Safe Driving in Snow

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Colder night time temperatures will turn much of slush into ice.

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MLK Breakfast Canceled Due to Winter Weather Threat

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A winter weather advisory for the region has prompted Missouri Southern State University's MLK Committee to cancel a breakfast on Monday morning. 

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Angry Missouri Parents

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The town of Bourbon, Missouri is filled with some angry parents, after a state mental health survey asked middle school kids to identify their sexual preferences. 

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Private Autopsies

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One Missouri county has hired a private firm to perform autopsies while it continues to search for a full-time medical examiner.     

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Area Agencies Helping the Homeless to See More Money This Year Video included

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The Zahn and Ridgway apartments are home to some Jasper and Newton County residents once homeless or in dangerous living conditions.  They get rental assistance through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Continuum of Care. The Economic Security Corporation has five programs getting grant funds renewed. This year more than 576,000 dollars spread between four agencies.. That's 26,934 dollars more than last year to be used to help 130 ho... More>>

Lungs for Brian Video included

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Fans of good music for a good cause over in Joplin, were in luck Saturday. 

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Woman in Affair with MO Governor Says Distraught Over Recording Release Video included

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Woman in affair with Missouri's Governor says her ex-husband released phone recording without her permission. 

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Celebrating MLK in Oswego Video included

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Oswego, Kansas honored civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. with its annual ceremony and celebration Saturday. 

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Columbus Firefighters Battle Blaze Despite Frozen Fire Hydrants Video included

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A home gutted by fire, flames Columbus crews arrived to fight, but faced another challenge in bitterly cold weather. Because  it's not just water that freezes, it's fire hydrant plugs as well. An obstacle for Columbus firefighters when they tried to hook up to a fire hydrant. "It froze up, so we had to switch to another hydrant and that just takes a little bit of extra time." says Chief Jason Allison, who hasn't experienced a frozen hydrant while in Columbus.... More>>

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  • GOP Lawmakers Call For MO Governor To Resign

    GOP Lawmakers Call For MO Governor To Resign

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:59 PM EST2018-01-17 04:59:58 GMT
        Several Republican lawmakers want Missouri Governor. Eric Greitens to resign after he acknowledged he had an extramarital affair.  But the governor says he has no intention of stepping down.     Republican state Senator Rob Schaaf called on Greitens to resign Tuesday during a speech on the Senate floor.     Missouri house members Kathie Conway, Steve Cookson, Marsha Haefner and Nate Walker all released statements Tuesday saying Gre...More >>
        Several Republican lawmakers want Missouri Governor. Eric Greitens to resign after he acknowledged he had an extramarital affair.  But the governor says he has no intention of stepping down.     Republican state Senator Rob Schaaf called on Greitens to resign Tuesday during a speech on the Senate floor.     Missouri house members Kathie Conway, Steve Cookson, Marsha Haefner and Nate Walker all released statements Tuesday saying Gre...More >>
  • Kansas Coalition for Citizen Participation Requests Hearing

    Kansas Coalition for Citizen Participation Requests Hearing

    Kansas Coalition for Citizen Participation Requests Hearing

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 8:19 PM EST2018-01-17 01:19:11 GMT
    OVERLAND PARK, KS ---Today, the Kansas Coalition for Citizen Participation (KCCP) sent a letter to Sen. Elaine Bowers, Chair of the Senate Ethics, Elections and Local Government Committee, requesting a hearing in the 2018 Legislative session on a bill aimed at increasing citizen participation in Kansas elections. The coalition requests a hearing on a bill that would (1) repeal the Secretary of State's bureaucratic proof of citizenship requirement for voter registration, (2) enact ele...More >>
    OVERLAND PARK, KS ---Today, the Kansas Coalition for Citizen Participation (KCCP) sent a letter to Sen. Elaine Bowers, Chair of the Senate Ethics, Elections and Local Government Committee, requesting a hearing in the 2018 Legislative session on a bill aimed at increasing citizen participation in Kansas elections. The coalition requests a hearing on a bill that would (1) repeal the Secretary of State's bureaucratic proof of citizenship requirement for voter registration, (2) enact ele...More >>
  • Congressional Gold Medal for Bob Dole

    Congressional Gold Medal for Bob Dole

    Congressional Gold Medal for Bob Dole

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 8:16 PM EST2018-01-17 01:16:21 GMT
    Washington, D.C. - Tomorrow (Wednesday, January 17) Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (KS-02) will present Senator Bob Dole with the Congressional Gold Medal following the passage H.R.3332 / S.1616. The ceremony will be held at 3:00 p.m. ET in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol and is open to invited guests and credentialed members of the media only. Participants include: Senator Bob Dole, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Major...More >>
    Washington, D.C. - Tomorrow (Wednesday, January 17) Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (KS-02) will present Senator Bob Dole with the Congressional Gold Medal following the passage H.R.3332 / S.1616. The ceremony will be held at 3:00 p.m. ET in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol and is open to invited guests and credentialed members of the media only. Participants include: Senator Bob Dole, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Major...More >>
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  • Baxter Springs Man Dies in Fire

    Baxter Springs Man Dies in Fire

    Baxter Springs Man Dies in Fire

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 12:41 PM EST2018-01-16 17:41:16 GMT
    A Baxter Springs man is found inside a burned home.  According to Baxter Springs Fire Department crews were called Monday night at approximately 10:08pm. Baxter Springs Fire, Police and EMS were dispatched to a report of a large unknown type fire in the area of 10th and Wyandotte. Fire crews arrived on scene at 505 1/2 W 9th in Baxter Springs to find a mobile home fully involved with fire. There was a vehicle next to the residence and a boat and trailer at the rear that w...More >>
    A Baxter Springs man is found inside a burned home.  According to Baxter Springs Fire Department crews were called Monday night at approximately 10:08pm. Baxter Springs Fire, Police and EMS were dispatched to a report of a large unknown type fire in the area of 10th and Wyandotte. Fire crews arrived on scene at 505 1/2 W 9th in Baxter Springs to find a mobile home fully involved with fire. There was a vehicle next to the residence and a boat and trailer at the rear that w...More >>
  • Emergency Officials: Joplin House Fire Appears To Have Been Set By Homeless Trying To Keep Warm

    Emergency Officials: Joplin House Fire Appears To Have Been Set By Homeless Trying To Keep Warm

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 6:41 PM EST2018-01-16 23:41:05 GMT

    Two years ago, fires in vacant houses caused by the homeless accounted for 20 percent of the total fires that year.

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    Two years ago, fires in vacant houses caused by the homeless accounted for 20 percent of the total fires that year.

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  • Joplin Puppy Healing after Frostbite Tragedy

    Joplin Puppy Healing after Frostbite Tragedy

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 8:57 PM EST2018-01-17 01:57:16 GMT

    Meet Defender. He's one heck of a fighter, and even though he just lost a leg to frost bite, that isn't keeping his spirits down.

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    Meet Defender. He's one heck of a fighter, and even though he just lost a leg to frost bite, that isn't keeping his spirits down.

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